|Address:||58 Randall Rd, Stow, MA 01775, USA|
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STOW ACRES COUNTRY CLUB Stow, Ma. South Price: $$$ Public Driving Range: Yes Opened: 1922 Architect: Geoffrey Cornish Lodging: No Terrain: Parkland Par 72 Blue 6520 Yards, Slope 128, Rating 72.0 White 6132 Yards, Slope 124, Rating 70.0 Silver 5412 Yards, Slope 123, Rating 72.0 Snapshots: Scenic course bounded by towering pines Not as renowned as its sibling, but good enough to create a rivalry Water, doglegs, and wildlife all drop in from time-to-time Some quirky, love-em or hate-em holes with dramatic twists and frantic elevation changes More bare spots than youd like to be hitting from if your drive is a little off-kilter Brewskies: Nashoba Valley Winery, Brewery - Bolton (6.9 miles) Sundae Golfer: Eriksons Ice Cream, Maynard (3.6 miles) Stop for a Bite: Slaters Barbecue, Sandwiches / Subs (4.6 miles) Worth a Detour: Longfellows Wayside Inn Restaurant, Sudbury (6.5 miles) Splash! Fort Meadow Reservoir -- Memorial Beach, Marlborough (3.5 miles) Native: Holly-Anne Ruggiero, Artistic Director of Impulse Theatre, New York
I played in early August 2014. Even one of the proshop employees raved that we would enjoy the course and that the course is in good condition (especially the greens). Ill give it one star for good greens. There were several with brown spots on many of the greens but at least they rolled true. However, do not expect much from anything else from a quality standpoint. I played the North Course which is supposed to be better and I cant say that the $90 was well spent money. The rough height was very inconsistent, even around the greens. The rough itself was spotty in many locations. The fairways around the par 3s were just dirt. The bunkers were in horrible shape. I honestly expected a lot more out of a course that was previously used for the PGA qualifier. There are many other courses that are way better and cost about the same. Try Shaker Hills or Red Tails. Youll enjoy those courses a lot more than this one. Youve been warned!
Purchased a gift card here in December for the driving range. Cost was $90 to hit 10 buckets of balls. When I went to use it, the meathead at the pro shop said they werent honoring these because they were purchased under the old ownership. Um... were talking about range balls here. I wasnt asking them to go make a set of golf clubs for me that would cost them additional money. All I wanted was the driving range time I purchased a few months ago and they absolutely refused to let me use their driving range! Customer service at its worst. They just lost the few rounds I would have played here every year for the next 20 years because they decided to be inflexible on RANGE BALLS!
Stowe Acres is a mediocre course at best, however, apparently they dont do well with lost and found. Left a rain coat at the course, called them that afternoon and they found my jacket put my name and number on it. Since I live in the city I let them know I would be out there in the next few weeks, but wouldnt be right away. They said no problem as they dont "toss" stuff that has a name on it. Called 3-4 weeks later after I found some time to head back out to stowe, however now the coat is gone. They still say that they dont "toss" stuff with peoples name on it. However, I imagine someone from the pro shop probably has a new rain coat... Do not recommend.
This is the best public course in the area in my opinion. The greens have a nice roll and are in great shape. Fairways are well separated from each other so you are not hearing People yelling Fore every 5 minutes. Its serene and women get a big advantage with forward tees. Many people walk with pull carts . There is a driving range . Staff is very accommodating and best of all they carry small sizes and cute clothes in the golf shop ! I only wish it wasnt a 1 hr drive to get there
Stow Acres is a great course. There is 36 holes to play here which is nice. The greens were in great shape and I was able to make some putts which helped my score. I would recommend the North Course over the South, but it tends to get very busy, especially on weekends. Stow Acres is a partner of The CollegeGolfPass too. College students get to save $20 per round using the collegegolfpass card. I would highly recommend this course which is in a convenient location right off 495.
6/19/16 Played yesterday North coarse will not play again this year here. They are losing this course!!! greens are in bad shape and fairways are too. Took close to 5 1/2 hours to play teeing off before 7 am. Will not come back until I hear things have changed . Dont get excited about the million dollars they say was put into this course there is new white sand but its all smoke and mirrors traps are hard below a top coat of the white sand. Such a waste of a great layout !
I have played at Stow Acres off and on for a while now it is a great place, I probably would not recommend it to beginners, as it is very difficult an average player can get through and enjoy the round. Greens are always in good shape and the course is kept green even in a drought, the fairways could use a little work, and the front desk could be a little friendlier the rest of the staff is great and the course is fun to play! All in all a good golf experience.
We played the North Course recently. Its in horrible condition. For the price they ask to play this dump, it should be in pristine condition. You got weeds growing in the bunkers, lots of dirt patches where grass should be in some fairways, tee boxes are worse than my weed infested lawn with much of the grass missing. The greens werent bad but I will never play it again. Seek out other MUCH better courses in the area for your $69 walking rate.
North Course much more interesting than South Course although hole #10 and 11 do not flow nicely with the rest of the course. Sand bunkers are in pretty bad shape (and have been for years). Greens are generally in good shape and interesting to play. Agree with other reviewer: reservation system by phone is a huge turn off as way too convoluted. Good thing, they accept and welcome reservation for singles and you are hugely paired with a good crowd.
Should be called Shady Acres the way they conduct business. Instead of honoring gift cards sold from the previous owner, theyre telling to either contact my credit card company to claim fraud, contact the Massachusetts AG, or Im out of luck. Basically theyd prefer to lose me as a customer for good than to honor the old gift cards. Their idea of customer service is have the customer solve the problems themselves.
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I played the North course and I found the layout average and the greens above average. I thought the 9th hole was pretty good, but found the 10th hole too weird. One of the holes didnt even have a flag for it. The staff put a bunker rake instead. I didnt expect this on a course that charges $80 per round. Overall, the staff was nice, but I feel there are better courses at a better price in the area.
Course is typically in great condition. My company does our annual tournament there and as they are under new ownership, they are refusing to honor gift cards that we purchased from them as prizes over the years. Terrible business decision. They have lost my business and that of my golfing friends, and from what I can see from looking online, plenty of other business as well.